We were feeling inspired before the ball was even thrown into the air.

Game 6 of the NBA Finals is happening as we speak (read?), and while previous games opened with high-profile artists like Usher, Metallica, Rascal Flatts and Carlos Santana, tonight's big game went a different route—straight to the heart.

Marlana VanHoose, a 19-year-old Kentucky native who is blind and has cerebral palsy, showcased her powerhouse vocals when she belted the National Anthem on the court, and she absolutely killed it.

Dressed in a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey, VanHoose serenaded the crowd of Cav and Golden State Warriors fans by hitting the high notes and adding her own style to the famous tune.

If the name sounds familiar, that's because VanHoose has performed ahead of Kentucky women's basketball games and other Cavaliers' games.

She was born with Cytomeglo virus (CMV) and by the time she was a few weeks old it was discovered that she was blind. According to her website, the 19-year-old was not expected to live past one year after her birth. 

Watch this incredible young woman share her talents with millions in the video above.

Marlana Vanhoose, NBA, National Anthem

AP Photo/Tony Dejak

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